All of the members and alumni of the Skydiving Club of Virginia Tech are elite; and the bond between us is stronger than that of any other club, sports team, or greek organization. Why? We share a common and passionate interest -- looking Death in the face...and smiling. Are we CrAzY? Stoooopid? Dropped on our HEAD a few too many times as a young child? NO...we have alumni that have gone on to become electrical engineers, systems engineers, veternarians, PhD's, etc. and our membership now consists of VT students from a vast variety of majors...we,simply put, just want to have fun! Screw laying around watching TV and playing Q-Bert every weekend!
That doesn't mean the ONLY thing we do is skydive...we also hang out, party (a lot), go to dinner, grill out, etc. etc. It's all about having fun.
We meet every Monday night at 7pm at TOTS (Top of the Stairs) to chat
with those interested in making their first jump (aka "Whuffos"),
and those interested in the Club in general. We also talk about club
events and reflect on the past weekend's experiences at the dropzone
(over a couple adult beverages of course). Furthermore, we meet every
Wednesday night at various members' houses and apartments for our weekly
"conference night"...a skydiving club communal dinner equiped
with movies, music, and inevitably, drunk skydivers.
We also offer several classes and seminars to make you a better skydiver
(or train you to skydive), right here on campus..and for members, it's
free! We'll host many parachute packing classes taught by an FAA certificated
parachute rigger, safety seminars hosted by USPA certified Coach's and
Instructors, and, ohhhhhh, the parties. The Skydiving Club parties are
unforgettable! We want to make your experiences with us the most memorable
you'll have throughout college, and throughout life.
AS A MEMBER of the Skydiving Club of Virginia Tech, you are entitled to many priviledges, but are expected to perform some responsiblities as well... You are expected to: pay your annual club dues, vote in person or by proxy at our annual elections held in the spring semester (also at a bar in b'burg), respect our club equipment and report any problems to an officer or the club rigger as soon as detected, TRY to make it to the meetings (you're by no means required to attend though), and, finally, be candid in your descriptions of your experiences skydiving (we work hard to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable skydiving career, and we want you to spread the love!). I've made it pretty wordy and drawn out, but all in all, it's not much to ask...